What does prostitute mean?

Definitions for prostitute
?pr?s t??tut, -?tyutpros·ti·tute

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prostitute.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostitute, cocotte, whore, harlot, bawd, tart, cyprian, fancy woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of pleasure, woman of the street(verb)

    a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

  2. prostitute(verb)

    sell one's body; exchange sex for money

Wiktionary

  1. prostitute(Noun)

    A woman, or other person, who performs sexual activity for payment.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  2. prostitute(Noun)

    A woman, or other person, who is perceived as engaging in sexual activity with many people.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  3. prostitute(Noun)

    A person who does, or offers to do, an activity for money, despite personal dislike or dishonour.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  4. prostitute(Verb)

    To perform sexual activity for money

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  5. prostitute(Verb)

    To make another person, or organisation, prostitute themselves.

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

  6. prostitute(Verb)

    To use one's talents in return for money or fame

    Etymology: From prostitutus, past participle of prostituo, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prostitute(verb)

    to offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  2. Prostitute(verb)

    to devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  3. Prostitute(adj)

    openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  4. Prostitute(noun)

    a woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

  5. Prostitute(noun)

    a base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire

    Etymology: [L. prostitutus, p. p.]

Freebase

  1. Prostitute

    Prostitute is an album by the synthpop band Alphaville. Following worldwide success in the 1980s, it was Alphaville's first release for five years. It features electronic jazz, new wave music, synthpop, swing music, hip hop, classical ballads and Pink Floyd-like epic electronic music. However, the album's experimental nature and lack of commercial success led the band to return to its synth/dance roots with the following album, Salvation. 200,000 copies of the album have been sold.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prostitute

    pros′ti-tūt, v.t. to expose for sale for bad ends: to sell to lewdness: to devote to any improper purpose.—adj. openly devoted to lewdness: sold to wickedness.—n. a female who indulges in lewdness, esp. for hire, a whore: a base hireling.—ns. Prostitū′tion, the act or practice of prostituting: lewdness for hire: the being devoted to infamous purposes; Pros′titūtor, one who prostitutes either himself or another. [L. prostituĕre, -ūtumpro, before, statuĕre, to place.]

Editors Contribution

  1. prostitute

    Prostitute (noun) a man or woman that engage to immoral way of living in exchange for easy or large amount of money.

    Prostitute a condition of abusing a talent person to work that not related to job description.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

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How to say prostitute in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitute in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostitute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of prostitute in a Sentence

  1. Prince Phillip:

    I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing. (during a speech)

  2. Derri Smith:

    If you look at Cyntoia's original transcripts, they are peppered with the phrase' teen prostitute,' well we know today there's no such thing as a teen prostitute... because this teen may think that she decided this was her idea to be raped multiple times a day and give money to someone else, it's pretty clear there's an adult behind that who's manipulating and exploiting her.

  3. Camille Paglia:

    The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men but rather their conqueror, an outlaw who controls the sexual channel between nature and culture.

  4. Walt Disney:

    That place [Disneyland] is my baby, and I would prostitute myself for it.

  5. Rebecca West:

    I...have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist when I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.

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